Jo comes from a family of artists who encouraged her to develop her creative interests. Although she minored in art during her college years, she feels she learned more from studying art from a diverse group of instructors throughout the United States. Eventually, watercolor and water media has evolved as her media of choice. She has been teaching art for the Pasco Arts Center for 17 years. Her work can be found in both private and corporate collections throughout the United States and is for sale at several galleries in in the Tampa area.